Dark green exterior leaves hide a solid interior of beautifully blanched spicy tasting leaves that are tender and crisp.
Dark green exterior leaves hide a solid interior of beautifully blanched spicy tasting leaves that are tender and crisp. Heads have a pronounced taper towards the tip and average 45 cm (18") high and 10 cm (4") in diameter. Very large, spicy leaves are produced prior to heading-up.
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How To Grow
300 seeds/gram Sow seed indoors in a soil-less mix 5 weeks before last frost date. Sow seed 6 mm (1/4") deep and keep at 20 C (70 F) for the 7-10 day germination period. Grow on at a slightly cooler temperature then harden off and plant outside in late May. Space plants 45 cm (18") apart in rows with the rows 75 cm (30") apart.
Biennial Harvested as an Annual
Start Indoors or Sow Direct Early Spring
Days to Emergence
8 to 12
Days to Harvest
Degree of Difficulty
Length of Row Packet
One packet sows approximately 20 m (66') when seedlings are thinned to a 40-50cm (16-18
Raw in salads or coleslaw
Cooked in soups, stews, stir-fry or pasta dishes